Top Tips on Preventing Moths
Practical advice & top tips to prevent moths taking over
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Once inside your home some moths - such as Clothes Moths or Carpet Moths can severely damage natural fibres (such as wool, silk or cotton) in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather items. Moth caterpillars cause the damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials. This potentially puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage, especially if they are left stored in draws, wardrobes or under the bed for long periods of time.
If you think you may have an infestation Contact Us quickly, so treatment of the moths and their larvae can begin, as left unchecked the problem can swiftly spread to other areas of your property.
Different species require different types of needs. Clothes moths require animal fibers for the larvie to feed on whereas pantry moths require foods such as cereal, chocolate flour and dried foods.
Prevention is key. Using moth repellent DIY products to protect your clothes and carpets.
Typically the lifespan of a moth ranges from 30 to 90 days.
Adult moths only need to have various liquids to maintain their water balance and energy such as rotting fruits, saps from flowers or bird droppings.
In contrast to thought it isn’t actually adult moths which eat your clothes. It is only after a female moth lays eggs around 50 to 1,000 the larval have mouths. Having a specific diet therefore choosing animal fibers such as wool, cashmere and silk. It is advised to wash and dry clean clothing to reduce the effects of larvae within the fabric.
As experts in the habits of moth species, our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are able to offer tailored treatments and helpful preventative advice. We have a variety of solutions to quickly resolve moth infestations in your home or business.
Our treatment options include using targeted insecticide and fumigation methods to chemical free ‘heat pod’ treatments that are suitable to eliminate moths, larvae and eggs from delicate items and treasured possessions.
Call us and we will arrange for your local team to contact you
We will discuss your pest problem, arrange a survey if necessary, and provide a quote and recommendations
Our BPCA certified technicians will come out to provide your treatment
We'll make as many visits as required to ensure your problem is resolved
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